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bpv_517328 - NERO Tétradrachme

NERO Tétradrachme XF
180.00 €(Approx. 196.20$ | 149.40£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 14
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 150 ‰
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,22 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure régulière, recouvert d’une patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection ENP

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste radié de Néron à gauche avec l'égide (O5).
Obverse legend : NERW KLAU KAIS SEB GER AU/ lIA (Nerw Klaudio Kaisaro Sebasto Germaniko augusto).
Obverse translation : (À Néron Claude césar empereur germanique auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Buste voilé d’Héra à droite.
Reverse legend : HPA - APGEIA.

Commentary


Exemplaire que nous présentons pour la première fois à la vente.

Historical background


NÉRON

(10/13/54 to 06/09/68) Nero Claudius Cæsar Drusus Germanicus

Monetary reform 64 allowed to restore state finances while supporting the people of the Empire the price thereof. This year 64 is marked by the Great Fire of Rome and its consequences, including the persecution against Christians in the city. The following year, it was the discovery of the conspiracy of Piso, the death of Seneca and Lucan. In 66 Tiridates king of Armenia was inducted in Rome. Nero then went to Greece, where he performed on stage and proclaimed "Freedom of Greece." Excess the Emperor cause at the beginning of the year 68 a wave of discontent which culminated in the rebellion of Vindex in Gaul, Galba and Otho Spain. Nero is declared a public enemy by the Senate. He committed suicide on June 9 not to fall alive into the hands of his enemies.

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